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The Clarion: Wednesday, February 21, 1883.
The Clarion.
Senator Lamar's Soeech
Tariff.
on
the
THKVIOI.KT'S WI14HI01W.
Far down within the garden shade,
Urfreahed j evening dow,
And fanned by breath of blushing roar,
Within wboae boioiagbti-ii repoae,
And all iU necUred awecU disclo
A modest Welti grew.
It drank the raindrop", 'Vissed the light
That fell ao softly down,
From akiea of blue far overhead,
Upon it soft and woaay bed,
And o'er iU petal gently ahed
A light and radiant crown.
" The roae if bright, the lily fair
But I," the violet sighed,
"Alone, unloved. I'm doomed to fade
Within the gloomy garden shade,
In simple homeliness arrayed,
With every charm denied.
Bui others have, why may not I.
Some humble work fulfill ?
The Father made me weak and small,
And beautiful still less than all,
Nor graceful, bright, nor grandly tall,
To do His holy will.
"Tho mine a silent mission be
In this grand, glorious earth,
And echoing song inayTfevcr tell
The Intirig work which 1 fulfill,
Nor s'en the sorrows f dispel,
God knows its simple worth.
" The sunshine's kiss falls just as soft
Upon my lowly bed
As e'er it fell on queenly rose ;
And life, and light and sweet repose,
Makes me as glad as aught that grows
Than why should I be sad?"
Thus spake the modest floweret low,
Within the garden shade.
Was it the whispering winds that bore
The scarce-breathed words o'er field and
moor T
Then ne'er again, wee flower, deplore
That thou wast ever mad I
For, from the wealth and grand array
Of flowers, glowing, bright,
A voice was heard, a hand was laid
Upon the violet's mossy bed ;
It slowly drooped ita trembling head,
As if to hid from sight.
With gentle oare the turf was raised
Oa which the violet grew,
Half frightened, soon iu glad mprUe,
It wondering oped ita timid eyes,
And saw, In fancy, forms arise,
More fair than it had knew.
From lordly halls to princely rooms
Where flowers bloom and fall,
Whose subtle ordors bade the air,
When pictures, tunny, bright and fair,
And cosily hangings, rich and rare,
Are draped upon tho wall.
Into n room tho violet thought
A calm and sweet release,
At length twaa borne, when ahadcu gloom
Enwrapped each nook, and faint perfume
Stole out, mid blended in the loom
To weave a web of peace.
uut I'eutli witu aweepingsoytiie stood near,
To gather in his power
Youth's wasted form and pallid face
Whose lingering light still bore the trace
Of hope, which naught can e'er efface;
Not e'en Death's chilly hour.
A gleam of joy broke o'er the faco
So mournful, of the child.
A happy smile, an rippling light,
Tnin.fnrrnud his features at the sight
Of the wee Uow'ret's fuoe so bright,
Ho bright and yet so mild.
With outstretched hand he grasped the gen
And laid upon his fttoe
Hut nh ! his saul had left iU clay,
H : Sown to realms of endless day,
Where I. righter (lowers may ehcer his way,
And wrap his soul in peace.
O modest bearer of a joy
Our hearts can never tell,
Full well your mission you have done;
Full well the trail race you have run,
ltul better far the life you've won,
lo nobly, grandly well.
Then say not more "alone, unloved,"
Is still your destined way,
Hut may our lives in beauty close,
As free from sin aud sorrow's woes,
As yours in peaoeful, sweet repose,
As well bo lived our day !
H.
Won AS vhEapy. A tau Irish meeting
lately held in Dublin for establishing a
li elnui al lriiiiiingrvhool.quitea dispute
arose aa to whether it should he ealled
the Women ft Institute, or tho Ladies
Institute. Rev. Professor Houghton was
decidedly in favor of "Women a and
said when he was in America the cham
bermaid at Magara called herself
"lady," and not long after Mole his silk
iniitller. We do not know that the time
will ever come when every American wo
man will not be called a "lady;
uut we uouni wnetiier a more
beautiful and interesting woman has ever
lived than Eve, ana she wan content to
be called a woman, and her husband
was aa well pleased with the designation
as she was. Besides all this, t.od said :
"She shall be called Woman." What
sense there is in tho universal substitu
tion of "ladies" for "women," is one of
the things we do not comprehend. The
Bible uses the word "lady" but six
times, and that of woman indefinitely.
Tost.
A ( tEobuia couple waited over four
years for a good opportunity to elope,
and just as it came the girl's father took
the young man by the hand and said:
"Speak up to her, Thomas! I know she
loves you, and I'd be tickled to death to
have you for a son-in-law. Oglethorpe
Echo.
A mich abused editor wrote to a
brother journalist calling him an ass, and
thoughtlessly signed himself, "Yours,
fraternally." Chicago Eye.
New York Herald
He began with the remark that the dis
cission of the .Senate bill had shown plainly
that it is imuosaible to effect a very consid
erable reduction of taxation, ami at trie
same time maintain the ayatem of protec
tion. The public demand for reduction of
taxation had put a delicate task on the party
in power. If the only question had been
the relation of taxation to revenue, iu prob
lem would have been easily solved, but they
chose to eonsi ler with that the other ques
tion of a bounty to certain industries, and
htre began their troubles. This, he said,
was probably the only country iu the world
whose people were severely and superflu
ously taxed for a series of years only be
cause their rulers were unable to devise a
mode of reduction. The republicans insist
ed on considering not the relation of taxa
tion to reveuue, but of taxation to certain
manufacturers. The question with them in
lavine a tax was not what revenue it would
produce, but how high a duty would protect
the favored manufacturers.
fob raoTECTioN, not skvkkce.
He ouoted Mr. Frye who had said that if
tliori- wax no debt to nay. no interest to pay
nn nrmv or naw to support, he would still
vote for a hin-li tariff for protection That
said Mr Lamar, is the precise truth. We
have had B tariff formany years which every
one admits is too high lor revenue purpos-s,
but which has been enforced during a long
period, not to pay the public debt, not to pay
the interest, not to support the army and
naw. not to pav pensions, not for the gen
era! expenses ot tlie government, nor at no ;
but only because to change it would be, in
the apprehension of some, to disturb the in
duitnes which it is supposed to shelter
sgainst foreign competition.
not a aoatma, mT a ataanvo.
The people demand a reduction of the
burden of taxation, but the republican party
assure I them that it is no burden at all, but
a bleating; it insists that duties, no matter
how high, do not increase prices, out lower
them; that high taxes increase the rale ot
wages, swell the profits of capital, cheapen
products and divert capital and luoor lrom
unrciiiuiieriuive 10 remunerative employ
ments, and thus they maintain that high
taxes increase the nation's wealth and pros
perity. To reduce the taxes would diminish
these blessings ana inis accounts lor mat
party bringing in a bill which professes to
lower duties, while to every lowering of rates
republican Senators object.
PROTHCTION NOT NKCE88ARY.
He then went on to demonstrate histori
cally and by numerous illustrations and
facts that protection is not necessary to
the sound prosperity of manufactures, and
pointed out that even during the colonial
period, when manuiaciurcs were proiecieu
to Americans, they were created and grew,
so much so that our earliest exports after in
dependence, were manufactures, and among
them some of glassware, the makers of which,
after a century, now come here clamoring
for protection on the ground of being an
infant industry. The difficulty which man
ufacturing has to contend with in this coun
try, he said, is the superior attractiveness of
agriculture by reason of cheap lands, and
this has been so always here, so that protec
tion has been ihe bounty paid by ugricul
tore to support manufactures and the profits
of tho tanner have, been . paid out to the
forge and mill. He maintained that this
exaction of tribute was, after all, ineffc
tive. The testimony of manufacturers be
fore the taritl'cornuiissions and the assertions
of the Senators from manufacturing States
showed that tho present condition of the
most highly protected industries, after
high tariff of twenty years duration, was one
of embarrassment, tottering on the verge o
disaster. This, according to the testimony
of the protected mniitactiircrM, was th
state at a tunc when our currency is soun
der than it. ever was before, each one df
during on oath that if tie- duty ntleeting
him is reduced at nil DM business will bj d
itroyed.
DEPBXDEMT ON TAXATION.
That is to say, said he, a vast organization
of capital and labor proteases itselt to b
dependent for existence on the taxation o
tlit- government, l wo iliousaiiii million o
capital and a million of people are declare!
to bo dependent the one for profit, tl
others for bread and clothing and shelter
upon an aye and no vote in I'ongrc-s. That
surely is not a tolerable condition. Tho
vcrv existence of this capital and these
people is taid by the Republicans to res
upon high taxes, a superabundant revenue
ninl extravagant tuimiiiisiriHion 01 the peo
pie s nionev. Protection does not protect
again! disaster, tor toe protected industri
luffersd as much in the period of 1X7:)
anv others, mil in looO. utii-n ail w as at
psrently prosperous, Messrs. Merrill ami
kellev proclaimed that even then our pro
tected iiiuiiKU'it s were in a ueploraDlo con
dition. It was our vast system of interstate
(roe trade which hud built up our manufac
tures, and they had flourished equally un-,
dcr high and low tavifl's.
There was nothing, be remarked, in the
assertion thai high wages require protective
tariffs. The highest wages' enable the most
effective competition J the highest paid la
borers in l.urope wore the f.tiglish and tier
many, France and Russia, where wages
were much lower, were leaning out hnglish
high wages competition now with protective
tariffs. tur own highly paid agriculturists
sell their bulky grain and meal products af
ter paving railroad and ocean Heights on
11. inem in everv nmrKsi oi eneap moor in
F.urope in defiance of the competition of
much lower wages.
TRHll'TK TO MANTr ACTCRSHti
In conclusion Sena: or Lamar said if he
had said anything which left the impression
that he was unfavorable to the growth ami
prosperity of manufactures in this country,
tic hud been Hhioriutiatc in his mode ot ex
predion. No man appreciated their impor
tance more than he did, and thereupon he
paid an eloquent tribute to the elevating
and ennobling lntluences ot manufactures
If the protected manufacturers would listen
to his voice he would advise them to make
timely concessions on this subject, so that
the departure from the system of protection
might ue gradual and free from any shock
to existing conditions. He relerred to
speech of Macauley's on the same question
where be warned the monopolists of Em;
land and referred t hem to the wisdom, sa
gncity and forecast with which Ihe aristoc
racy of England had adapted themselves to
the popular movement ot parliamentary re
lorm. Joy taking part in it they were en
abled to direct its movement safely and
wisely for themselves and thereby retain
their moral and intellectual supremacy. He
showed the reverse in the case of the 1- reach
nobility, who, with dogged obstinacy, ca
sayed a vain resistance to tho great popular
movememcnt there whioh resulted in their
overthrow and banishment to other coun
tries, where they became dancing masters
and music teachers to aliens and strangers
"I, sir." he added impressively, "have seen
something ot tins in iny own experience. 1
saw a great institution which was more
firmly intrenched in statutes and organic
law than the manufacturers are in this tariff
law, become an object of popular uprising
was among those, sir, who shared in the
attempt to resist it. and I saw that institu
tion go down with all its vast capital, with
all the political privileges which it center
red, with all the constitutional rights by
which it was guaranteed go down beneath
the irreversible bat ot the American peo
ple. Sir, I warn the manufacturers of this
country. The handwriting is upon the wall
of this protective svsteui, uud I trust they
will have the intelligesee to decipher its
mport.
Tl EE
A Sketch from Life.
Extract
from Speech of
Muldrow.
The sunshine falls pleasantly through
THE TARIFF. tne vine-leaves on to the broad white
. i L..1.1 . n..f, 1.,..., ..... rn.i!,. nvnr the
lion. tl. l.. ,.,, ,m Mnd throiirrb the beeches and
I past the fragrant garden and the low
j homestead, laden with a thousand per-
Mr. Chairman. I have watched with ! fumes and a thousand happy sounds; the
some degree of interest the progress of j becs ny hither and thither, intent upon
this debate, ana nave oeen bii-uuk uuia ; their summer ton; incswanows sweep m
time to time with the inconsistency of j giajj rejoicing life through the blue air;
members when their speeches aim wieir snatches ot song DreaK irom weary uu
. 1 IV.. ...... i
conduct is couipart-u. ; utc iuuuu
too little consistency upon both aides of
this Chamber in regard to the cardinal
principles underlying this tariff bill.
Whenever you strike one peculiar in
terest in any section, the members living
in the region where that interert is loca
ted rally to its support.and whenever any
such intcrst is thus touched upon you
generally find that same genera! princi
ple which has .been contended for is ig
nored. In regard to the question whether we
should reduce or increase taxation, I stand
in favor of reduction, and whenever we
reach any branch of industry touched
by this bill, I intend to attempt to be
consistent. I stand for a reduction of
duty all along the line, whenever it can
be made without injury to material in
terests which ought to be regarded to
i i : : .1 . 1 1 . .
some extent, Una pi-maps uiuiuchwh.j
protected, where that follows in estab
lishing a revenue tut-ill'.
Kir, why should the advocates of a
tariff forfevenue favor protection on
sugar or on rice or on turpentine when
they are in favor of no protection on
anything else? j Applause.
I stand here to advocate those ideas
which I believe to be right upon princi
ple ; and favoring reduction of taxation,
shall favor it whether it pinch tlie toes
of a man from the couth or one from
the North.
I want cheap machinery for the bene
fit of the Northern manufacturer and
cheap machinery for the benefit of the
struggling manufacturers of the South.
I want cheap machinery so mat we can
have cheap products for the consumer
North and South.
In reference to the proposition now
before the committee, we find that where
evcr there is already under the present
tariff, a duty so high as to prohibit im
portation there is no increase, Dut in al
most every case where the duty is not
prohibitory or nearly so, the bill now
. - -. . . . . .
under consideration provides ior a great
er duty. Why, sir, the importation of
common earthenware yielded last year
to the Government only about $9,000 of
revenue, and there the present rate is
unchanged. But when we come to the
next article, which yields a substantial
revenue for the support ot the uovern
incut, this bill proposes to increase the
rate of duty so as to practically inhibit
the importation ot that.
How can this be in the interest of the
consumers of this country f I ou pro
oose not only to lew a tux which will
prohibit the introduction of the com
monest class of those earthen-ware itoodfl
but you go n step beyond that and levy
a tax upon iron-stone china and croc
erv which are the in households ot many
laboring men among us.
Now, sir, let. Oft, if we favor tlio or
tection of labor, have some regard for
all the labor in the country and not
particular class of labor. The people
must be fed all over this land, who are
not engaged In manufacturing industries,
who tire not found at the forges, nor in
the iron and coal mines of Pennsylvania,
Alabama, and elsewhere. The farmers
of tlie land should have some considera
tion and their interests in some degree
subserved by the legislation of this Con
gress. Lost, an Heiress.
lip till the present time, no informa
tion has been gained, notwithstanding
the vigilance of the search which is be
tas made, which can lead to the discov
ery of the young woman alleged to be
the daughter of an English Baronet, who
had been deserted when a mere infant
by her parents nearly twenty years ago
t Kingstown, numbers Ol persons re
member the circumstances: of an elegant
ly dressed female infant being found on
the doorsteps of Mr. Thomas Carey, Sus
sex tannic; also tin-baptism ot the in-
mt and her removal to ltathdown
I'liion Workhouse, LoughHtistown. A
Vigilant search has been made through
the old admission books and other
records of the workhouse, und one en
try was found referring to the period
Wnen the Child had feeen deserted. It
records the admission of it female infant
who had been deserted in Kingstown;
but, strange to say, there is another
entry which states that this infant
was taken out of the workhouse two
lavs after ner admission by a woman
who then resided in Green street
it is said mat mis entry can not re
fer to the missing hericss of .10,000
a year and an enormous amount ot ac
emulated money, it is stated that as
much as 2,000 is offered for trustworthy
information that will lead to the discov
ery of the lost hcress, and it seems that
the story ot the desertion of her child at
Kingstown was told by her mother when
on Her deatiiPed, a short time since
N. Y. Sun.
---
The Grant Pension Bill.
man lips, so bright is the Summer after
noon. That home among the meadows the
green hills have known many years. Ivy
is thick around its windows, and moss
and lichen hide the time-stains on its
gabled-roof. But its old age is well
cared for. Not a spot dims the bright
ness of the low casements, the gravel
walks are trim and clean, the garden is
bright with roses and carnations and
stately tiger-lilies. Look through this
lower lattice, left open to the air. It is
the keepine room of the farm, with
scrupulously white floor and shining oak
tables and chairs. Green fir-branches
are piled up on the hearth, and a big
China bow! of roses is on the side-table
between tho family Bible and the few
volumes that form the library of the
house. A cat is sleeping on the low
stone sill in the sunshine; but the room
empty. Tlie busy mistress of the
house is In the kitchen beyond; the light
of the heartht3ashes out of the open
door, and there is the murmur of voices.
It is ironing-day, and the servants are
hard at work over the stout shirts and
working-suits of the large household of
bovs and men
Work is not pleasant to think of on
such a heavenly day; there is a picture
more suitable in the vine-wreathed
porch. A girl is sitting on the stone
seat, with some blue Knitting in her
hand, aud a book upon her knees. But
ehe is not knitting or reading; her hands
have fallen upon the open page, she
leans back against the stone arch of the
door gazing out at the corn-fiied and the
trees and the village tower.
Ihey see nothing of these things, those
grave, dark-brown eyes; the sight of
something more than outward form fills
their vision, bhe is looking at Life-
Life as the young sec it, that wonderful,
mystical unreality Life as it appears
with the halo of first love on its fair
brow.
A sweet, pleasant face she has, frank
and clear and truthful. It is the face of
one who has never known much trouble
of one who has lived a happy, inno
cent lite, with kindly people in the
beautiful country. Her book is a pret
ty copy ot Longfellow s poems. There
are marks Here and there which have
been made by a strong masculine hand,
and the pages fall open naturally where
these are thickest. It is plain that Miss
Millie has a guide in her reading. The
shadows of the vine tremble on-her
dark-brown hair and over her simple
gray areas; the taint rustle ot the vine
leaves seems an echo of her thoughts,
mid whispers of love and happy days to
come.
She rises presently, and passes down
the little garden path, knitting as she
wal ks. From the garden gate one can
see along the footpath under the elms.
.She stands there looking. Somebody
crosses the stile, and comes along the
harrow way;"but, it is not "the some
body." It is only a woman bat no
common, every day visitor at the farm ;
and Millie's brown eyes open in wonder,
and she stands hesitating, with a shy
flush on her face, not daring to run
away, but longing to do so, and asking
herself iu intense astonishment what has
brought .Miss Ingleston from the Manor
House.
Miss Ingleston seems quite uncon
scious of Millie's gaze. She comes alontr
woman
marry"
Millie's gantle face shadows.
"Didn't you know, Miss Ingleston?
He is coming back to marry me."
"You!"
The word sounds like a cry. The dog
! barks sharply, and hurries from his mis
tress. It IS no woiiuer, liw iici uciiotk
hands have torn and wounded its ear in
the blindness of her pain.
"You are surprised, says Millie, uut
I always loved him, even when "
"O, hush! interrupts the heiress.
She gets up with an ordinary remark,
for some village folks are coming along
the footpath, and in silence she turn3
away.
be
vuwMuii ib if iv a .
We have both ffcWIt
again. j
Who could resist such a
Ernest'
turns back with bpr
does most of the talking JnJTl
ut., i.. e and fe i
II, 11. 1 IIIIIiL ,lll.ll....... . . "
---- v rav
1, (i .1 " .! '...I 1 C
ukiv. . .1,, mug under tl
trees, Krnest, is th ri T
casts over his better judgment
think that, after alias's
ing nas been only a foolhiT
TT u was m tk. ,
a . rm
And so vou are o-rvi t4Bnfti
' .u P"6 oei
In the House Military Committee, Chair
man Henderson read u report fnvoring the
lacing of Uen. Grant on the retired list.
c rcoapiiuhiteil the services rendered hv
Oen. Grant during the rebellion, aud con
tended that this recognition was due by the
country aa a compliment to his military
sum. Representative uayne toot issue
with the Chairman, and inquired it lien
Orant was in need. To this Mr. Henderson
replied that Gen. Grant was worth several
hundred thousand dollars, but would repeat
mat me proposed retirement mil was mere
ly a compliment. Messrs. Steele and Spauld
ing took the aaine view of the ease that Mr
Hayne did, and upon a vote as to adopting
or rejecting me report, ino yeas were
Messrs. Henderson. McCook and Snooner
mid the nays Messrs. Baync, Steele, Spauld
ing, Upson and Wheeler, so the report was
rejected, and that will probably be the last
heard of the Urant hill this session. ash
ington Cor. Globe-Democrat.
And, so, we suppose, we may say of
this scheme, requietcat in pace.
with a rapid, imperious step, swinging
her white parasol and calling now and
then to her dog, which seems temoted to
rush into Farmer Leighton's com. The
nick step and haughty carriage of her
cad suit the masculine beauty and the
lately figure of the h sirens of the
Manor.
I have come to see you," she eavs.
sitting down on the mossy mounting
stone, and throwing her parasol on
the grass. 'T came from London yester
day, she goes on, after Millie's shy ex
pression of thanks. "How brirrhr.
look here Your irarden ia in its t nrv
Will you come in and have, soim
flowers, Miss Ingleston?'' asked Millie-.
But Miss Ingleston shakes
and begins to play with her dog's silky
ears.
There are strange, sad memories be
tween these two women, so widely parted
by wealth and rank. Years ago, in
early girlhood, thev had been fast.
friends, but pride had stenned i n and
torn their friendship asunder, and the
neiress nad ocen away from her village
home, in the great world of fashion,
almost ever since. They have met but
sc iiiom, and then in the presence of others
imr is me nrst, time, since their old
familiar companionship has been broken,
that they navo been lone torfthr.r
The consciousness of it keeps them silent
.1 Mill:..-. i i . S 1 1 . . '
ouu wun n hiim- oeais wiiaiy, ana the
cneeK ot the heiress crows w.,- witK
saa inougiit.
louare going to be marr ed?" ho
says presently, looking up at the farmer's
aaugnier.
"Yes," replies Millie briefly.
"So should I be. Tho
Miss Ingleston hesitates, and the re
mainder of her speech is spoken with a
proud composure that cannot hide the
noep icenug prompting the question.
"Have you heard
lately!";
Millie's simple glance cannot see the
pain of the dark eyes hidden under
their drooping lids. She thinks her
companion cold and stern, and answers
quickly:
!'.ia I?,min8 home Misa Ingleston."
when?"
"Now-soon-for a little time, to
take his mother back with him, and his
wife.
Miss Ingleston makes no remark on
the news. For a time she goes on play
ing with her dog; then suddenly she lifts
her proud head and looks Millie in the
face.
The Manor is a small, unpretending
house, though the finest park in the
country surrounds it. There is one
room worthy of the owner's wealth and
rank the billiard-room, which is built
in the west wing. At the lower part of
the room is an immense bay-window
that looks out upon the croquet-lawn.
One bright morning, soon after her
conversation with Millie, Miss Ingleston
stands in this bay-window, by a little
round lapis-lazuli table. A desk is open
on it, and she is turning over its con
tents. There are very few half-a-dozen letters,
in a bold, inanlv hand, a little silver
cross attached to a luxuriously-worked
chain, and a portrait. This last Miss
Ingleston takes out and looks at earnest
ly, it is tlie picture ot a voting, eager
handsome face, with eyes that smile and
lips-that seem trembling with tun.
Eight years ago, when Miss Ingleston
had been a penniless girl of seventeen,
living with her mother close to Millicent
Lcighton s home, being a daily visitor at
the farm, Mr. Leighton's nephew had
come to the village for change of air af
ter a long illness. He was the son of
the farmer's only sister, who had married
a clergyman, a poor curate, and their
only cnild was trained and educated
carefully by his clever, refined, scholarly
father and his bright original mother.
He was a child of "many prayers," and
he well fulfilled his friends' dearest
wishes. When Miss Ingleston first saw
him, he was in his early manhood,
bright and eager and impassioned, and
it was no wonder that he soon learned to
love the girl who seemed to understand
all his vague longings for fame, and who
alone, of all the friends of the farmer's
household, could appreciate his scholar
ship and his varied knowledge of books.
They seemed one of those couples
whose course of true love was indeed
fated to run smooth. They were en
gaged, and everybody was delighted;
and no shadow was in the future but
the shadow of brief parting. Ernest
was an engineer, and he had just obtained
an appointment under the Russian Gov
ernment. It was decided that he should
fo out and prepare hia home, and that
leanor should go to him. The future
appeared as sure as the past, when, by a
freak of fortune, Eleanor's uncle became
the lord of the manor. Eleanor was his
heiress, and she and her mother left
their little cottage for the Manor House,
and a new life began for the heiress.
Alas, love was not proof against the new
temptations, and there were those around
her ever willing to lure her to neglect
her old friends. Her lover was too
proud to try to win back the heart which
pride was stealing from him ; and, before
he started tor Hussia, their engagement
was Drotcen, and Lteaitor was set tree.
Eight years have passed since then,
and she is still free the thought sends
a strange thrill through her heart tree
aud he is coming home her old love,
her only love! Bride cannot stand in the
way, for he is a fitting mate in rank and
wealth now for the heiress, and the
world would smile upon their union.
She puts the picture back and with a
smile locks the little desk. There is a
mirror in the room, and Eleanor looks
into it for a moment as she passes out.
Those eight years have only ripened her
beauty; and, looking into her rich, dark
eyes, she thinks of Millicent Leighton's
simple face, and .smiles again.
He iroes with hfr ti tk "
-1, ;, "c manor anj
with her on the alon. t it B I
a i 1 le
"And so you are a-o no-1 t
she says, as they shake hand.
little hngers lie trembling ;iZ
Ti i - . & UU
A U
Saa
Millie is in the fragrant garden, but
not alone. One Would not recognize the
face of the bearded man beside her for
the portrait in Miss Ingleston' s desk; but
tiie eyes are the same still, though their
smile has grown more thoughtful. His
arm is round las companion, and ho is
looking down at her blushing, happy
face as he talks and tells her of the home
mat is ready tor her in Kussia.
Unly tor a time, Millie; then we will
come home, and settle down in some
pleasant English house."
And you Will love me alwnva Vm.
est?" i ' '
"AlwaVS. darlinp fnrfvnr arA
I am going to dine at the rectory," he
Mr Sf8' ter a I"186, " Any message,
She shakes her hoad and laughs and
ay wiusper. ne troes
blushes at his
away presently; and Millie watches him
tne meadows ami alnnir tho
red brick parsona. Tho
across
lane to the
rector comes to meet his guest across the
inn u.
-miss ingleston is here, Ernest," he
says -oo you care to meet her?"
Ajwarai nush crosses Ernest's face,"
ipj uiiers, cariessly:
"My old wound lias left no scar be
hind.
The rector tak hi m infn flirt ItAMi.
Eleanor is talking to her hostess when
w.c mm einen enter, and Ernest has t
good look at her beforo b
He would have known her instantly!
though she is much alteredfor tho iw
ter as regards beauty or color aud out
line and her dress is exquisite; but
7a J. ,mc:8,ine i8h glow of youth
37 U"P. Iure expression that
WdCtem:80i.n the y gone
j - m in
rn,. y -"versat;ion
" " .', T?, 80011 11?8 "iglcston goi
"Ul , Unas himself think
the healing of his o r! u..x
ScKSt herg,ance ha8pwer to
ni
TM ,T1 r
X lllj IMlLUt V til IlOt i.i-.
' u-e J never be
"U1 1 ue says nastl V rW
" Jet g leaves her
The farmhouse and Millie
ue Mime seem tame enough that
noon.
A month na&ada .1 it,,,. .
t-, auu rune's
day draws near. But the rirT
which no one guesses. Ernest
and attentive still, but w i
senses, and Millie feels that he ii
ed. All the soul has
tender words. It is very hard t
liuiioeri, io Deirivimi-
nvl In,.,, K u T J 6 '"I 111
ji.vu ,v t, ii vj Buiuc j-ionuon artists
her white little face britrhtpn., !.
Ernest tells her one morning that
"Look your best, little
"We will go over with the rectory t
and you must wear your Drat.tli i
She slips her hand into his arm
ing wisxiuny into ma tace.
"Ho you really care how I
nest?"
"You always look nice." h
lightly.
' Uut I have thought sometimetl
l-n- thot tliot fuul J t
ij vunw uiucsk, uear, 1
gladly suffer anything in order that v
snouia De nappy. js,vea if yoo
love me, and I never married
could bear it if you were haoiw
juiibiu uuociusu tuiugl out Kyj
iMiiesB ia yuuis, uear. uon t let i
a shadow on your face, Mttlie.
laosf. all ii 11 Vvo Vinnntr "
"And you really love me best?'
His answer is not in words, but iti
isfies the little aching heart. The
tion haunts him all day which doeil
love best !
The concert given is given in the t
hall in a large room over the market j
crowded in every part. The recta
ty is late, and Ernest has some i
ty in getting a seat for Millie.
gleston beckons him to her side, 1
there is a vacant chair. He puts 1
in it, and stands there while the t
goes on. Miss Ingleston is I
ant ; Ernest can hardly take his
from her brilliant, beautiful face.
eutly he manages to get a chair, i
down on the other side of the!
away from Millie. Poor ilillie
sickening pain at her heart,
hears not a strain of the music
murmer of the voices beside her,
low and eagerly, with never a i
her. They are all utter strangers a
her, and scarcely any one notice, s
pale, shrinking girl beside Miss 1
ton, who is the most beautiful
in the room.
The concert is half over, and a
duet on harp and pianoforte has io
gun, when there is a stir at the dot
sudden wild movement, and then f
arises of "Fire!'
It is caught up from row to row, l
the excitement flies over the room. 1
umes of smoke begin to pour out
half-open door behind the orchestra,
with a wild cry ot terror, tnc
rush toward the doors. In utn
Millie is swept away fron
side among the maddened
Eleanor turns and clings to her com
ion.
" Save me save me. Earnest!
But he has caught sight, ofai
tie face, of two wild hands heK
lently to him, and in that, moma
hlo four hia honrt. STJCflks cl
Beauty rnav charm and bewitcBM
moment; biit real danger sweeps 1
it 1 I . ... , iu '
r t6fi inflfci un-dv mill KUMftft s
KJl i v v i i i . - J
truth. ,
" Thorp is little dancer, he sJ
ingly, to Eleanor; and, giving ner jj
the charge of a gentleman wno n"
tened to help her, Ernest quny -
I.!., nr.. vr In Aliltl..' uirlo
11. . , i 1 ... .-miff?
I'ho o-ont bmun (ion ICS HUlim'"'.'
EleanoPs calm face. But ' she H
thnuo-bt. tnr anv danger. In thM"
mont. alio minors an airony meJ
than death. She sees her hop
love and happiness overfflt
liljiol- rlosTiflir
r.,
A short time be tore sne nau"'-r
...... i . nf in
over Millie, and ten sure
afresh the heart she had once cast
and now he has left her, witnoui,
nr a thmifflit loft, her to die, F"
She would be glad if it were
tho Aonmr. wo a noat. Ill- lire IU""
UUU 1U.UV1 H-O j'.i -v ll'lrf lW
was given; and there was m.w-r
ilono hut. ataiifl stl II ailU "tl
surging Crowd had left the door
Lrnest has managed io
fmm tho ctrnn-irlino- m.ISS Of hUl"
and he holds her tightly in his
eyes wet with tears.
"Thank Heaven, I have you"
ho with doon emotion-
till T U,l n.l loatvnll did 1 WV
v.ii x naw uwi i m
dear above all the worm j
me!"
A Cum for "Crick in the Bj
Tk. 1. vr.rv brie':
Alio jjlCBurjj'llun
u,,n'. " l- iko rrront kidney "
11 UU 9 1.QUICUJ, 1MV R
meaicmp. n imauiuiY v -
wnitblT-tagai!n n.ext dy: Ernest
i- J. w iace in the gre
K5Sl es offhi t; but she sto
smile land with a bewitching
know that a "crick in the bact
probably is a symptom ot a"ft, pi
ncdisewe-of tho frightfu BrlgWJ
r - .... it, : . u ei nno
pernaps r uon't "iooi "n0 1
reader, uet Muni -
assurea saiety, at once, mry m
"Urtcd with a pain in the back o ,
morning, and been laiu in -""itu,i
Bright's Disease before Saturday n
Katche, J'v
customers pronounce Brown
the best tonio they ever used.

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